|Born on: 31.12.1983
Andrey Smirnov is a Russian rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, and singer-songwriter who is the lead vocalist, guitarist, primary songwriter and founder of the Russian modern metal band Everlost. He is also the session guitarist of Paul Di'Anno, Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden) and once was a part of famous Russian metal bands Master (RUS), Epidemia and a few others. Also, for the last few years Smirnov is touring guitarist of Russian retro-heroes Zemlyane.
Andrey is a well respected studio musician. His major label releases only in 2012 consist of Everlost single, famous Russian rock star Artur Berkut album, popular Soviet hair-metal legend of the 80th Galaxy and his own solo album Adrenaline. For most of these albums Andrey worked as the sound-producer, arranger and guitarist.
In December 2012, Smirnov joined German heavy metallers U.D.O., replacing longtime guitarist Stefan Kaufmann.
Source: Official U.D.O. website